In the September issue of the ARCHIVES, Kempf et al1 published an article in which our hypothesis2 about the human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7) etiology of pityriasis rosea (PR) is brutally denied. We would like to analyze the "evidence" their conclusion is based on.
Drago F, Ranieri E, Rebora A. Is Pityriasis Rosea Skin Healthier Than Healthy Skin?. Arch Dermatol. 2000;136(7):932-933. doi: